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From dictionary +‎ -ic.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɪkʃənˌɛɹɪk/, /ˈdɪkʃənˌæɹɪk/


dictionaric (comparative more dictionaric, superlative most dictionaric)

  1. (rare) Of or pertaining to a dictionary; of a type or style commonly found in a dictionary.
    • 1902, Alexander Hubert Providence Leuf, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Menopause: Being a Revised and Enlarged Reissue of Three Serial Articles Appearing in "The Medical Council", The Medical Council, page v,
      I have always held that a book should contain that which is characteristic of its author. Most of our books are dictionaric or encyclopedic ; many are faintly altered duplicates of those which preceded them.
    • 1983, Bohdan S. Wynar (ed.), American Reference Books Annual, Libraries Unlimited, volume 14, page 719,
      Although touted as an encyclopedia, the BASIC Handbook is instead dictionaric; there are no lengthy explanations of programming theory or “tricks of the trade,” but this is a complete, readable, and usable reference to the BASIC language.
    • 1995, Anesa Millaer-Pogacar (tr.), Mikhail Ėpshteĭn (auth.), After the Future: The Paradoxes of Postmodernism and Contemporary Russian Culture, University of Massachusetts Press, →ISBN, page 37,
      If contemporary literature is becoming increasingly “dictionaric” (not scientifically, but creatively dictionaric), then this has been conditioned by the laws of development of literature itself, which is entering upon the phase of self-description, self-interpretation.
    • 2006 May 15, Mike Lyle, "Re: Royalty etiquette (Was: Sneezing / a question to immigrants)", alt.usage.english, Usenet,[1]
      OED says Gower and Coleridge are right there with you, and what's good enough for you and them is plenty good enough for me. I considered "apparentism", but have no dictionaric authority for it.


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